Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Conversation Maps...

... are generally made in the back seat of the car with no regard to North, South, East or West. A right turn features a line drawn toward the right and whatever conversation is taking place at the time is recorded alongside. If we are following the Green River, stories of the Green River Killer surface, mapping language as much as the terrain. It's drawings like these that interest me... those that are based in reality but introduce the element of personal experience, documenting exactly what took place at the time not just what it looked like.

The two images below are from Denis Wood's The Power of Maps.

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